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The C7 is amazing! I am sure the engineers have this issue covered but I was wondering if anyone knows what happens with the electronic parking brake if there is no electrical power (dead battery). Does it remain engaged? Can you disengage it manually? Can't imagine that it would disengage but just curious if anyone knows. Thanks guys.
 

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It is my understanding that the brakes need power to engage, and to disengage as well. Meaning, if your battery dies while you're parked, the brake will stay engaged, but you'll have the added issue of powering up to disengage if it happens to need a tow. Even if the car won't jump-start, connecting external power should allow the brake to be disengaged. I would *Hope* towing companies would be aware of this, but I don't think I'd turn my back while it were being done.

Imagine the liability if it disengaged when the battery failed or was disconnected! Not cool.
 

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I don't know if it's going to be the same, but I've read that in BMW there is a place in the trunk where you can insert a tool (from the car toolbox) to release the E-brake in case of dead battery.
 

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I don't know if it's going to be the same, but I've read that in BMW there is a place in the trunk where you can insert a tool (from the car toolbox) to release the E-brake in case of dead battery.
I hope so.. so I can push it and pop the clutch..
happen bunch of times with last car that id push and girl pop clutch she started getting really good at it LoL
 

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This older thread problem was apparently never resolved. HOW DO YOU RELEASE THE EMERGENCY BRAKE WITH A DEAD BATTERY? Anybody??
 

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So engage the brake and disconnect the batt and tell us what happens.....
Do you already know what happens, and you're pullin' my leg?
 

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This older thread problem was apparently never resolved. HOW DO YOU RELEASE THE EMERGENCY BRAKE WITH A DEAD BATTERY? Anybody??
If you have the means to get into the car, then you can use a CTEK or similar unit to provide enough charge to release the e brake, or jump start the Stingray.
 

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oh oh!!!

I guess that means no Eassisted Power Steering either. But then, if it is not startable who cares.. What you do is you plug your optional battery maintenance charger into your outlet on the counsel and then wait an hour or two to start your car and get everything up and running. You are supposed to anticipate all of these problems in advance. You are Corvette owners. geees what is the matter with you guys. hahaha!!! Maybe just call Onstar..... Ya, that's it.

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Sounds like a perfect reason to get one of those new pocket size jump start units for Xmas! Just keep one in your cargo net, and it shouldn't be an issue. :)
 

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oh oh!!!

What you do is you plug your optional battery maintenance charger into your outlet on the counsel and then wait an hour or two to start your car and get everything up and running.STUNG:cool:
Slight correction, if you plug your battery maintainer or any charger into the outlet on the consul you will remain dead in the water. That is a non powered outlet that is only active with the Stingray running or in accessory. You have to use the rear accessory outlet in the trunk which is live all the time and specifically designed for charging the battery.
 

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oh oh!!! I guess that means no Eassisted Power Steering either.
Well, sure. But that's sort of a broken escalator = stairs type of problem. You can still steer without power assistance. Not being able to release the brake seems like the bigger problem, lol!
 

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Thanks jsvette:

I did not know that but I guess if I read my manual I would have found that out. What can I say? I'm a northern *******? haha!! Isn't this fun eh.... Seriously, it can be an issue so try to be prepaired for it. Still love my car no matter what, and the forum. I learn something new each and every time I come on the site. Thanks guys & gals...

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I had already bought the tiny emergency "Micro-Start PPS" (personal power supply). This is just another example of its ability to cure a serious situation. Also, a warning label about the deadness of those console jacks should be posted under the console lid, rather than casually mentioned (hidden?) somewhere in the manual. Imagine not being able to push, pull, or tow your car possibly out of harm's way.
 
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As I always park on level ground, I don't think I have used a parking brake in years. And I guess that habit will continue.
 

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As I always park on level ground, I don't think I have used a parking brake in years. And I guess that habit will continue.
So in all of your years of driving you have never parked on a hill or incline? The eBrake keeps some of the pressure off of the transmission, no reason not to use especially if your car is parked on any thing other than level.
 

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Notwithstanding all of the hills around here, where people actually stop and leave cars is very level. I guess I should never say "never". It would be more accurate to say I never use the parking brake as a matter of habit or routine. Last Saturday night I had to park in a grassy area not normally used for parking, on an incline, and I set the parking brake there.

I am very concerned about putting unnecessary stresses on the torque tube. I suppose that would be a good reason to use the parking brake on the C7.
 
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